Another former player under Arians with the Arizona Cardinals was just released. Tight end Jermaine Gresham is now on the open market and in need of a new home. Tampa Bay makes more sense than many would think to play in a Buccaneers’ uniform next season.
Looking to clear cap space, the Buccaneers could opt to trade second tight end Cameron Brate in order to clear the $7 million that he would be owed in 2019. If Licht chooses to move Brate and take back that money, then Tampa Bay will be in need of another second string tight end.
Throughout his career, Gresham has tallied 29 touchdowns and recorded 3,752 yards receiving on 377 catches. Under utilized in Arizona last year, he saw only 12 targets in 11 games. While he is not as productive as he was early in his career, he would be a solid option across from O.J. Howard in two tight end sets.
Gresham, a two-time Pro Bowler as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, has battled injuries as of late, but at the age of 31, he could potentially play four or five more seasons. Returning to Arians makes a lot of sense for the tight end entering his tenth season in the league.